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Monday, March 22, 2010

Peek a boo

(This picture was taken last week at the WF park. )
Yesterday I took the girls to Target to fill two prescriptions for Bella. (Even though she has tubes in her ears, she must have gotten an ear infection. The draining hadn't let up, even after eight days, so we needed a few antibiotics.) The woman at the pharmacy counter told me we had a 25 minute wait, so we decided to go get a popcorn and soda at the cafe. But before we made it to the cafe, Bella told me she needed to go potty. All three of us piled into one little stall, and everyone took a 'turn'. Bella went first, then Wubs, then mommy. However, during mommy's 'turn', Bella thought to herself, "Hmmm. I think I'd like to leave this stall." She was just tall enough to reach the door's latch, and with one quick flick of her little wrist, the door opened.
It opened wide. Bella was pleased with her newly found talent of opening public restroom doors. Mommy was not as delighted. wink.
"Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not men."- Ephesians 6:7

Sunday, March 21, 2010


(This picture was taken last week at the WF park. )
Today after church, the girls had a picnic lunch on our living room floor. Wubs wanted to watch a movie we borrowed from the library, Fievel Goes West while they ate their pizza. After watching for a few minutes, Wubs asked, "Mommy, what is 'west'?"
"Well, in this movie, 'west' means the part of the country where the cowboys live."

Wubs was not satisfied with my response. "But what is it? What IS 'west'?"
"West is a direction. Fievel went to the west. There is north, south, east and west."
"Easter is a direction? What about the Easter bunny?"
"No, not East-er, just east. Maybe you should ask daddy. Mommy isn't very good at giving directions."
Wubs shrugged and I smiled to myself. I am hopeless when it comes to directions- and David is like a human compass! Even though I will never be an expert at reading a map, I am so thankful for the Bible and the Holy Spirit, to guide my life at every turn. It is such an incredible blessing to have a Heavenly Father that tells me, "Sarah, I already planned a path for you. Follow me, and I'll show you where to go." It brings such comfort to my heart to know when I lose my focus or my feet slip, God is always there to teach me and show me the way.

"As far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us."- Psalm 103:12

Friday, March 19, 2010

Down on the Farm

Today the Lord gave us a very special playdate! We got to spend the morning with Ms. Crystal and Hope, some of our friends from church. It was so much fun and we made lots of wonderful memories!
Wubs and Hope were reaching in those hanging feeders to get food for the chickens. I couldn't believe how much Wubs loved jumping in and becoming a little farm hand!

Here Wubs is holding an egg that had just been laid. She got to feel its warmth, and then place it in the bucket.Here are the two donkeys. Molly is the mommy donkey but she was the smallest. We thought that was funny!

Ms. Crystal was so kind- she even allowed the girls to pick daffodils from her garden.
Here the girls are eating some yummy cookies! Playing on a farm makes those tummies hungry!
This is Hope's playhouse. Her 'real' house is a farmhouse originally built in the 1800's. Everything on this farm was absolutely beautiful.
Dress up time! Wubs first selected the horse costume. Yee Haw!Bella, the fairest of them all. wink.
Wubs decided being a poodle would be more fun!
Mommy and Bella, as a baby chicken. (Bella was a little nervous. The roosters kept saying,
"Cockle Doodle Doo!!!". I thought they only did that early in the morning. Apparently, they also make that sound when they get frightened as well.)

Hope the bumble bee and Bella the chicken- that's quite a duo!The girls loved gathering the fresh eggs from the chicken coop. Ms. Crystal allowed us to bring home some of the eggs, too! The girls have been talking about our time at the farm all afternoon. God has certainly blessed us with many beautiful friendships!

"A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed."
- Proverbs 11:25